verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of purr
Examples from the Web for purr
If there was an Oscar for performances by felines, Inside Llewyn Davis should rightfully have claimed that too, with a purr.
“We always have fun,” she confided in her lilting Slovenian purr.
Move cautiously and reassuringly and the bear will purr contentedly.
The newspapers pounced on them with joy, as cats pounce and purr on catnip.In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
The strung sinews relaxed, and the great cat began to purr as though she had never dreamt of mousing.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
She sighed, but her sigh was a nearer approach to a purr than before, though her objections were far from being finished.Cat and Dog|Julia Charlotte Maitland
Like cats they curve their backs, they purr inwardly with their approaching happiness,—all good things laugh.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
And the Cat said, "Can you curve your back, and purr, and give out sparks?"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for purr
Word Origin for purr
Word Origin and History for purr
1610s, of imitative origin. Related: Purred; purring. As a noun from c.1600.